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  1. Great news indeed! I'll save tons of money (which makes my wife very happy) Of course things can change if you surprise us one day again
  2. Got idea for Orbx. Make seasonal snow for XP 11! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Well that a thing. I can't complete any flight in complex airplane in P3D without degrading graphics, AI and etc. It kind of defeating the primary reason of having Orbx on the first place. As far as XP11 + x-enviro I can tell you I haven't seen anything graphically that close to reality in any sim before . And I've been simming since early 90th. I also can compare with real world flying because I've been flying since 2002, and flight instructing for the past 5 years. If LM ever switch to 64 bits it will be like start over from the scratch again while XP11 is already has solid 64 bit addons base Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Do you fly PMDG like complex aircraft in P3D? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. P3D v3 is the best OOM platform for sure. I can't fly airliners without degrading Orbx scenery. Or even better off uninstalling Vector to save some virtual address space .P3D is "game of pain" even with my state of art GTX1080. The only advantage of P3D platform is was build on FSX legacy .So many simmers including myself followed new trend. I was hardcore P3D user until now.. My personal opinion that unstable beta of X-plane 11 is light years away from P3D. Out of the box beautiful scenery with living world beneath. Tons of quality free addons. And the most important thing no OOM with everything maxed out ! I can ran max graphics setting along with fancy weather plugin, plus complex airplane for hours without fears of OOM. Now that is the future that I rather invest . So I hope Orbx will enter x-plane market with cool head and unbiased attitude . As for me I won't invest a penny to P3D anymore unless things radically change. Paying for beauty that crashes the sim doesn't make sense to me anymore. I don't want to settle with degrading graphic settings or "mickey mouse " aircraft to avoid OOM. I know many people will realize it soon. I was unfairly biased for a x-plane long time, but not any more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Depending on what airplane you are going to use for learning A2A 172 may be not exact match. Nevertheless , A2A planes created by people dedicated to produce authentic simulation experience. So I would buy their product no matter what. As CFI I would not recommend you to use any simulation device as self preparation tool on your own. However, you can explore it, get familiar with it and have some fun. Later on when you start your training you can use it as procedural training aid. No matter how close to 172 it will never give you true sense of the real airplane. So don't develop bad habit on your own, but rather bring your real aviation experience and adjust it to simulation world. I had few student in the past who used sims for their training. Unfortunately, despite seemingly being better prepared most of them found themselves in disadvantage comparing to students who never used sim. It had a lot to do of the view perception they developed in the sim. It was most noticeable during the landing. So be aware. On the other hand, sim experience seems helped hood work and associated with it unusual attitude training. The bottom line use sim is ok, but use it wisely Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That was exactly my thinking. Couple power off 180 will change this habit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. None of the AVX scenery builders captured beat up runway surface So ORBX has a chance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I'm a flight instructor, and I think sim training can help. The major issue here is how to use sim for training. That what most people are missing. Doing it wrong can easily produce negative results.
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